A group of anti-abortionists, who feel is it appropriate to display very graphic images of aborted fetuses on billboards across our highways and in front of local Hamilton schools have been pretty active in the last few weeks. They’ve caused multiple car accidents on the LINC and have created a lot stir of social media.
The general consensus I’ve gathered on all the Facebook groups I manage where these protesters have been discussed is that, regardless of your position on abortion – we don’t want our children exposed to these images. Too many parents have been in the position of answering their young children’s questions about the aborted fetuses being displayed on large signs. I’ve actually been really impressed to not see a single debate come up, just the unification of our community of suburban moms, agreeing that this method of approaching the sensitive subject of abortion is unwelcome.
I am so proud of some of the Sherwood Secondary Students who created their own protest directly in front of some people holding signs with graphic images of abortion to protect the elementary students at a neighbouring school from seeing the images. As a mom, I sincerely thank you guys for helping to keep our little kids innocent. I’m really grateful you guys were able to peacefully (from what I understand) create a block and I think this also just proves that the method of marketing these anti-abortion supporters are using is futile.
In my opinion this is a fabulous display of maturity from the young adults in our community and I hope your parents are just as proud of you as I am!
*This is not a platform for an abortion debate – THANKS!*